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French Lentil Soup

1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 cups tiny green (French) lentils
8 cups bouillon
1 potato, diced
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
pinch cayenne, to taste
1 pound spinach or swiss chard, chopped
Juice of one lemon
Freshly ground pepper

Bring the onion, garlic, celery, lentils and bouillon to a boil in a large pot. Add the potato and spices, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the swiss chard or spinach and cook 15 minutes more, or until the lentils are just tender, not mushy. Stir in the lemon juice and serve with ground pepper to taste.

6-8 servings

June 7th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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